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Institutionalizing Congress and the Presidency: The U.S. Bureau of Efficiency, 1916-1933 - Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership (Hardback)
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Institutionalizing Congress and the Presidency: The U.S. Bureau of Efficiency, 1916-1933 - Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/11/2006
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With its creation of the U.S. Bureau of Efficiency in 1916, Congress sought to bring the principles of ""scientific management"" to the federal government. Although this first staff agency in the executive branch lasted only a relatively short time, it was the first central agency in the federal government dedicated to improving the management of the executive branch. Mordecai Lee offers both a chronological history of the agency and a thematic treatment of the structure, staffing, and work processes of the bureau; its substantive activities; and its effects on the development of both the executive and the legislative branches. Charged with conducting management and policy analyses at the direction of the president, this bureau presaged the emergence of the activist and modern executive branch. The Bureau of Efficiency was also the first legislative branch agency, ushering in the large administrative infrastructure that now supports the policy-making and program oversight roles of Congress. The Bureau of Efficiency's assistance to presidents foreshadowed the eventual change in the role of the president vis-a-vis Congress; it helped opened the separation of powers doctrine by giving the modern executive the management tools for preeminence over the legislative branch.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781585445486
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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